Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tavis Smiley Foundation to Hold Forum in Albuquerque on Immigration and Poverty

The Tavis Smiley Foundation and Ending Poverty in America's Silent Spaces invite you to a forum in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 29, University of New Mexico Continuing Education Conference Center,  1634 University Blvd NE. Admission is free, but registration is required.  Register here

Smiley, in conversation with a multidisciplinary panel of local and national experts, has created a forum to examine poverty in America, and its connection to the labor market and immigration. The local panel will explore related issues, including education, health, homelessness, foreclosure, national security, the prison industrial complex and other issues. Panelists will also discuss ways to empower those living in poverty to become their own best advocates through civic action.

The panelists: 
  • Dr. Jozi De Leon: Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer, University of New Mexico
  • Gabriel R. Sanchez, Ph.D.: Executive Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Center for Health Policy, and Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Veronica Garcia: Executive Director, New Mexico Voices for Children
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez: Executive Director, Enlace Comunitario
  • Yvette Kaufman-Bell: Executive Director, New Mexico Office of African-American Affairs
Check-in begins at 6:00 pm
6:00pm - 8:30 pm: Opportunity Marketplace
7:00pm - 8:30 pm: Town Hall Discussion

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